Welcome to Lockhart Shire Council

Home of the True Country Spirit

Lockhart Shire nestles in the heart of the Riverina and is one of the regions most productive agricultural and pastoral areas. Of strong pioneering heritage and steeped in history, Lockhart Shire's main towns and villages include Lockhart, The Rock, Yerong Creek, Pleasant Hills and Milbrulong. Each community has it's own unique character and history, and the Shire offers visitors a relaxed country atmosphere steeped in history.

Lockhart is centrally situated 62kms south-west of Wagga Wagga, 62 kms east of Narrandera and 105 kms north of Albury. The Rock is on the Olympic Highway 25 kms south of Wagga Wagga with Yerong Creek another 15 kms down the Highway.

Stronger Country Communities Fund Grants Program - Round 3

The NSW Government has launched Round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) Grants Program.

Whilst Council will be submitting applications under the Program, community groups, i.e. not-for-profit incorporated bodies may also lodge an application directly.

Any community group contemplating making an application directly under the SCCF Grants Program should consider the following issues:

  • Will the project require a development application.
  • If the project is to be undertaken on Council owned land the Council’s consent will be required. Where applicable the management committee should also be consulted.
  • Applicants will be required to demonstrate that there has been community consultation and that the community support the project.
  • Round 3 funding will be focused on young people (aged 12-24). At least 50% of the Round 3 funding will be allocated to projects supporting young people.

Further information including the SCCF Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at:  https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/regional-nsw/regional-growth-fund/stronger-country-communities/.

Lockhart Shire - Make The Move

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